Clonlara Equestrian Centre is situated in the countryside of East Clare, 5 miles from Limerick city. It is a family run riding school with a competition yard sitting on 120 acres, has top class facilities for all disciplines.
The centre hosts an international indoor arena, two outdoor arenas and a cross country course. Lessons in all disciplines are offered - showjumping, dressage, cross country or trekking for the leisure rider through the farm. Lessons are available in a group or as a private session. Clonlara runs pony camps during school breaks for both advanced and beginner riders. We host shows in Showjumping, Dressage and Crossjump at various times through the year. We have an active riding club and provide livery, with private paddocks and access to all facilities for livery owners. We have a therapeutic room with a mechanical horse and welcome children of special abilities.
Clonlara Equestrian Centre will offer a warm welcome to all their clients.
Castlefergus Riding Stables is owned and run by the O Brien family since 1992. We offer a service of excellence to our clients and visitors from abroad - whether a complete novice rider or a advanced rider all ages and abilities, you will have the chance to enjoy some beautiful scenery over our 100 acre farm and woodland in the heart of the historic Co.Clare. Castlefergus Stables offers many different trail rides, from 1 to 2 hours duration. Enjoy riding past a 15th century medival castle and ringforts dating back to the Broonze age. You will ride along the river banks of the River Rine and in the fields with the sheep and their baby lambs. All trail rides are guided by one of the O Brien family members. You can enjoy hearing the History of the farm and surrounding area by the guide. Morgan O Brien is a qualified riding instructor I.C.E.S & B.H.S.A.I.
This is an A.I.R.E Aproved Centre.
We offer full livery for ponies and horses whereby all are turned out into fields or into our winter excercise pad and into the fields in summer. We have a purpose built American barn with stables for hire. Special needs or diets for the horses can be arranged.
Indoor areana with jumps both coloured and working hunter fences. Outdoor areana with a rubber surface.
Acess to riding through woodlands, meadows and by the river Rine over our 100 acre scenic farm.
Contact; Aida Enright O'Brien - 0872798313 or 0879731145
International Telephone (+353) 65 6825914
Horse Riding Tuition is by Marie Burke and her team of tutors.
Marie has competed with distinction on the National and International showjumping circuits. This experience, coupled with her tuition ability and track record ensures Clare Equestrian remain one of the top facilities in the country:
Lessons are available on request, either for individuals or for groups
• Regular Lessons for adults are held every Tuesday at 6pm - 9pm and Wednesday evening from 6pm to 9pm.
• Regular Lessons for Children are held every Friday evening from 4pm to 8pm and from 10am to 6pm on Saturday
• We coach people from beginner to advanced level
Horse Management Classes for Adults are run throughout the year
• We ensure that the correct horse is matched with each rider based on experience and ability
• Safety is of paramount importance to us. We are keen that people also have fun and enjoy the overall experience
Our Pony Camps for children are proving very popular. These are held at Easter, Summer and during the October school break.
Kids need to bring a packed lunch and suitable clothing. Please call or email for more details.
Showjumping Clinics- For the more ambitious and experienced rider.
Over a 3-5 day period, Intensive Morning Classes and Afternoon training gives our students an excellent advancement in skill and competitiveness
All horses used are competition standard. Clare Equestrian is located on 70 Acres of unspoiled countryside, making it an ideal trekking venue. We offer:
• Trekking for individuals, couples, families and groups of up to 30 people
• Our treks can be varied from relaxing & easy to very challenging depending on the skill and requirements of the riders.
• Mixed capability groups can be catered for using multiple guides.
• We aim to match the horse with the riders experience and riding requirements.
• Jumping is optional on all our treks
Our guides always accompany the treks. We are open for trekking all year round, We cater for children.
We provide pre-trekking lessons. The safety of our riders is important to us
Clare Equestrian Centre offers riders an excellent choice of cross country rides:
• Over 30 Fences (optional).
• Natural Water Challenges.
• Banks & Stone Walls.
We will tailor the cross country circuit to meet the riders' skill and requirement for adventure.
Come and enjoy our riding holidays in Ireland:
The An Sibin Riding Centre in the West of Ireland is nestled in the rolling hills of rural County Clare. Miles of quiet lanes and paths overlooking panoramic views of the River Shannon are perfect for a relaxed horse-riding holiday in the picturesque landscape. We offer our Residential Riding Holiday with guided hacks from our tastefully restored 300 year old traditional farmhouse with ensuite accommodation and great home cooked food.
And we run our guided 6-day post to post Galway Clare Burren Trail Ride, where you can discover Ireland’s beautiful nature and colourful history from horseback.
Starting at the Shannon River your horse will carry you through scenic rural Ireland with a wide variety of landscapes from bog, forest, rivers, lakes and the famous Burren National Park; finishing near the Cliffs of Moher, overlooking the Aran Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.
French, German and Spanish spoken!
For more information visit: www.irishhorseriding.com
Welcome to Banner Equestrian Centre. We are a family run equestrian venue set in the Burren Region of County Clare, Ireland. Our facilities include an Indoor Arena, two spacious Outdoor Show Jumping Arenas as well as a large practice Arena all constructed using the unique Fibre Fusion Surface by Equestrian Surfaces Ireland. Regularly there are official Show Jumping Ireland events held at the Centre. There are always many promising horses/ponies competing at the events which often are for sale.
Banner Equestrian Centre won National SJI Centre of the Year Award in 2013, 2018, 2019 and 2021.
Lessons for clients with their own horses/ponies can be booked and are held daily. Instruction is given by owners Noel, BHSAI, HSI Register of Coaches, SJI National Course Builder and Safety Steward, Simone BHSAI, HSI Register of Coaches, Therapeutic Coach, SJI Senior National Judge, SJI National Course Builder and Safety Steward.
It is also possible to rent any Arena for your own training. Ring us to book your appointment in your chosen Arena.
Contact us if you are interested in joining our livery yard.
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Banner Equestrian offers a fully equipped, modern apartment in the riding school complex . It is very comfortable and sleeps up to 10 people. It includes a sittingroom, kitchen/dining, bath/shower room, 2 shower/toilet, utility with washing machine and dryer. Bookings for one or two weeks.
Our facilites: B+B for guests into "the countryside", Horseriding or Fishing. (B+B for horses can also be arranged)
SJI affiliated shows. Friday night Mini/midi/maxi shows. Occassional clinics, dressage shows. Working Hunter shows. (JumpX or two phase events to be added soon)
Top class indoor 70mX 40m, wax surface + full set of FEI grade SJ
2X all weather outdoor arenas. 20x40 and 50X80
XC schooling arena, part grass/part all weather.
AIRE approved Riding School. BHS instructor. Plus FEI competition coach on-site.
Livery, competition training, Hacking, pony camps, re-schooling of horses/breaking.